CA – 3rd Annual FlyCo Mini Indie-Con

Dan Brereton, Sarah Leuver, Ben Ferrari, Matt Harding, and Robert Stewart appear at Flying Colors Comics on Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM for 3rd Annual FlyCo Mini Indie-Con! As part of the celebration of Jack Kirby’s 100th birthday KIRBY KRACKLE will perform!

  • Dan Brereton was an early customer at Flying Colors in 1988, while still in art school and illustrating his first comics series THE BLACK TERROR. Five Eisner nominations and three decades of comics art and stories later, Dan has worked for most major comics publishers, on characters ranging from Batman and the JLA to Red Sonja and Vampirella. He’s very proud of the fact his 1999 mini-series GIANTKILLER is set in the Diablo Valley, (home to a daikauju invasion ). His most personal and popular creations are the Nocturnals, the groundbreaking pulp noir monster adventure series. NOCTURNALS: THE SINISTER PATH is Dan’s most recently released graphic novel and will be available at FlyCo Mini Indie-Con.
  • Sarah is a Bay Area based freelance artist with a specialty in all-ages comics. She’ll be showing her “A.K.A.” comic that we’re pretty sure you’re going to love! To see more of her work, follow Sarah on Instagram at “comickergirl.”
  • Matt Harding is a Bay Area based comic book writer and artist. Among his credits include work for Stan Lee, Dynamite, 10 Speed press, ActionLab and more. He’s the creator of Pop Apocalypse and is one of the instigators and contributors to the upcoming Not Forgotten anthology, due out this month.  Also out this month and featuring work by Matt Harding is the Alexander Hamilton graphic biography from 10 Speed Press.
  • Ben Ferrari is the Publisher, Editor in Chief and an artist at Pilot Studios, a local small press comic book publisher! He works on books like Carriers, Son Chasers, Saturn & Orion, Longhunters, Kurt Belcher’s WORLD and many more! Not only will you find comics and graphic novels at his table, you’ll find metal prints, puzzles (yeah, puzzles!), buttons and coloring books! He makes a lot of stuff and wants to show it to you!
  • Robert Stewart of Afterburner Comics. If you’ve tried his series before, there will be new editions for you. And if you haven’t yet experienced Afterburner: Tales of the Wicked & the Cool, you’re in for a panel to panel feast!

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Flying Colors Comics
2980 Treat Blvd (at Oak Grove Rd), Concord, CA 94518
(925) 825-5410

SF – Nocturnals: The Sinister Path Signing

Dan Brereton appears at Mission: Comics & Art on Friday, August 25, 2017 at 5:00 PM to sign his brand new Nocturnals graphic novel Nocturnals: The Sinister Path!

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Mission: Comics & Art
2250 Mission St, San Francisco, California 94110
(415) 695-1545

TX – Shin Beasts Art Show

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The Big G is coming back to Austin…and this time it’s personal.

In celebration of the home video release of SHIN GODZILLA, Guzu Gallery has teamed up with anime hotshots, Funimation, and the Kaiju King himself, Matt Frank, to bring you the latest installment of their annual Strange Beasts art exhibition!

Guzu and Matt Frank have enlisted the combined talents of thirteen heroic artists and one fearless tag team to challenge the King of the Monsters to a face-off of gargantuan proportions. Leading the charge will be legendary sci-fi and fantasy artist, Bob Eggleton, who will be signing in person at the gallery on opening night. Additionally, Matt Frank will be signing limited edition prints provided by Funimation. There will also be a Tamashii Nations collectible toy display on view, courtesy of the fine folks at BlueFin.

The opening reception will be on Friday, July 28th from 7:00 to 10:00 PM and the artwork will remain up through August 21st. Limited edition prints and original artwork will be available for purchase. As always, admission is free and all ages are welcome!

Guzu Gallery welcomes everyone to the show, but if you can’t make it out, the artwork will be available for purchase in their online store on Tuesday, August 1st around 2pm CST.

Stay tuned to Guzu’s and Funimation’s social media outlets for more info and sneak previews as the days get closer to showtime!

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Featured Artists:
Preston Asevedo
Dan Brereton
Kevin T. Chin
Tim Doyle
Bob Eggleton
Matt Frank
Half-Human
Josh Hoskins
Alexander Iaccarino
Hiroshi Kanatani
Timothy Lim
New Flesh
Nick Pitarra
Jeff Zornow

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Guzu Gallery
5002 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751

Hero Initiative Heads to Big WOW! ComicFest 2015

April 14, 2015 by  
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Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that helps comic creators in medical and financial need, will be attending San Jose’s Big WOW! ComicFest on April 18-19th at the San Jose Convention Center, 150 West San Carlos St. in San Jose.

Hero will be at booth #300 on the convention floor, and Hero Initiative Ambassadors on the con floor will collecting for Hero include: Brent Anderson, Dan Brereton, Dave Gibbons, Mick Gray, Rich Koslowski, Joseph Michael Linsner, John Livesay, Bill Morrison, Marat Mychaels, Paolo Rivera, and Chrissie Zullo. Make sure you stop by and do the right thing!

About The Hero Initiative:

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strict to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment. Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $700,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

Big Wow! ComicFest Previews Art Auction

March 23, 2015 by  
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The annual Big Wow! ComicFest Art Auction will be held on Saturday April 18th, 2015. The blind auction will run throughout the day in the art gallery in the back of the hall, and will wrap up at 5:30 PM Interested parties must sign up for a bidder/paddle number and then can begin placing blind bids on the art they are interested in.

Art that does not receive three bids will sell for the highest offer at 5:30 PM, and ones that do get at least three bids will be placed in the live auction that begins at 6:30 PM in Panel Room B. There will be a cash bar in the room, and hopefully a number artists that submitted their works to the auction in attendance. Pictured is Stan Sakai’s submission, additional pieces contributed by Neal Adams, Joe Linsner, Brandon Peterson, and many more can be seen at the link…

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Guests include: Brent Anderson, Sanya Anwar, Stephen Bissette, Mark Bode, Nick Bradshaw, Tim Bradstreet, Dan Brereton, Danny Bulanadi, Frank Cho, Frank Cirocco, Lela Dowling, Tom Felton, Stephen E. Gordon, Adi Granov, Mick Gray, Rich Koslowski, Jake Lloyd, Ron Lim, Toshio Maeda, Steve Mannion, Chris Marrinan, Bill Morrison, Darick Robertson, Tone Rodriguez, Don Rosa, Stuart Sayger, Liam Sharp, Scott Shaw, Bill Sienkiewicz, John Totleben, Herb Trimpe, Rick Veitch, Tim Vigil, Ben Wolstenholme, Thomas Yeates, and more.

For more information on Big WOW! Comicfest please check the website (www.bigwowcomicfest.com) and follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Draco Malfoy Apparates into BIG WOW! ComicFest 2015

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Big celebrity guest announcement! We are pleased to welcome Tom Felton to Big Wow 2015! Saturday only!

Tom was born in Epsom, Surrey, to Sharon and Peter Felton. He has been acting since he was eight years old at the suggestion of an actress friend of his family who recognized Felton’s theatrical qualities. Felton met with an agent, and two weeks later, after auditioning with over 400 other children, he landed an international commercial campaign and went abroad to work.

A talented singer, he started singing in a church choir at the age of seven and has been a member of four choirs at school. He declined an offer to join the Guildford Cathedral Choir. He is a keen sportsman enjoying football (soccer), ice skating, roller blading, basketball, cricket, swimming, and tennis.

After working on Anna and the King with Jodie Foster, Tom received his big break in Harry Potter (and the Sorcerer’s Stone) as Draco Malfoy, school boy rival to the titular character as played by Daniel Radcliffe. Tom managed to film the part of Draco in all eight Harry Potter movies while also having an active life outside the magical world it created. In between shoots he filmed independent horror movies The Disappeared, Night Wolf, and The Apparition with Twilight’s Ashley Greene. It was directly after completing his filming on Harry Potter that he landed his roles in Rise of the Planet of the Apes and From the Rough. His newest projects are In Secret, and Fangs of Warand.

In between acting gigs, Tom still manages times with his music. He is one of the founding owners and talent of Six String Productions, a recording company devoted to signing young musical artists overlooked by the major recording industry.

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Guests include: Brent Anderson, Sanya Anwar, Stephen Bissette, Mark Bode, Nick Bradshaw, Tim Bradstreet, Dan Brereton, Danny Bulanadi, Frank Cho, Frank Cirocco, Lela Dowling, Stephen E. Gordon, Adi Granov, Mick Gray, Rich Koslowski, Ron Lim, Toshio Maeda, Steve Mannion, Chris Marrinan, Bill Morrison, Darick Robertson, Tone Rodriguez, Don Rosa, Stuart Sayger, Liam Sharp, Scott Shaw, Bill Sienkiewicz, John Totleben, Herb Trimpe, Rick Veitch, Tim Vigil, Ben Wolstenholme, Thomas Yeates, and more to be announced.

For more information on Big WOW! Comicfest please check their website (www.bigwowcomicfest.com) and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

CA – Nocturnals: Legend Signing

December 23, 2014 by  
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Meet artist Dan Brereton at Heroes and Villains Comics on Friday, January 23, 2015 from 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm as he presents NOCTURNALS LEGEND. A twenty year retrospective celebrating Dan Brereton’s Eisner-nominated series of dark pulp heroes, the Nocturnals. Packed with many never-before-published illustrations, as well as paintings and drawings spanning the twenty year history of this influential “monster noir” series.

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Heroes and Villains Comics
264 Main Street, Pleasanton, CA 94566
925-399-5352

Big Wow! ComicFest 2015 Tickets Available Now

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Big WOW! Comicfest returns on April 18th & 19th, 2015 at the San Jose Convention Center! Admission tickets are now available! Along with the standard Weekend and Single Day passes for Adults and Children, Big WOW! Comicfest also has the following VIP and Lifetime Admission Options available.

VIP Big WOW! Package includes a special VIP Lanyard, Weekend Pass to Big WOW! Comicfest, 1/2 hour early entry into the show both Saturday and Sunday, Big WOW! VIP bag, Big WOW! Comicfest 2015 T-Shirt, front row seating to any panel except the Swamp Thing panel, and more Big WOW! ComicFest exclusive items!

VIP Swamp Thing Package includes a Limited Edition Print signed by John Totleben, Stephen Bissette, Rich Veitch, and Tom Yeates, a special VIP Lanyard, Weekend Pass to Big WOW! Comicfest, 1/2 hour early entry into the show both Saturday and Sunday, Big WOW! VIP bag, Big WOW! Comicfest 2015 T-Shirt, and front row seating to the Swamp Thing panel.

Lifetime Admission to Big WOW! ComicFest, as well as the East Bay Comic Con and the Bakersfield Comic Con! Lifetime Admission comes with a complimentary Big WOW! ComicFest VIP package for the 2015 Con. You’ll be able to upgrade to VIP status for future shows. We are limiting sales to only 100 so you’ll want to scoop these up while you have the chance!

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Guests include: Brent Anderson, Sanya Anwar, Stephen Bissette, Mark Bode, Nick Bradshaw, Tim Bradstreet, Dan Brereton, Danny Bulanadi, Frank Cho, Frank Cirocco, Lela Dowling, Stephen E. Gordon, Adi Granov, Mick Gray, Rich Koslowski, Ron Lim, Toshio Maeda, Steve Mannion, Chris Marrinan, Bill Morrison, Darick Robertson, Tone Rodriguez, Don Rosa, Stuart Sayger, Liam Sharp, Scott Shaw, Bill Sienkiewicz, John Totleben, Herb Trimpe, Rick Veitch, Tim Vigil, Ben Wolstenholme, Thomas Yeates, and more to be announced.

For more information on Big WOW! Comicfest please check their website (www.bigwowcomicfest.com) and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

CA – Nocturnals Signing

November 19, 2014 by  
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Dan Brereton appears at Treasure Island Comics on Saturday, December 6th from 4:30 – 7:00 pm to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Nocturnals with a new volume entitled LEGEND!

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Treasure Island Comics
5018 Mowry Avenue, Fremont, CA 94538
(510) 744-9287

CA – Nocturnals: Legend Signing

November 18, 2014 by  
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Dan Brereton appears at Flying Colors Comics on Saturday, December 6th from noon till 3:00 pm to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Nocturnals with a new volume entitled LEGEND!

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Flying Colors Comics
2980 Treat Blvd (at Oak Grove Rd), Concord, CA 94518
(925) 825-5410

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